Web Site Accessibility
We have made every effort to make this web site accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.
The site's layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired. It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software. If you have difficulties using a mouse, the site can be navigated using only a keyboard.
Our website is written using "XHTML 1.0 Strict", to allow for a large audience. We successfully performed a formal validation using an SGML or XML Parser.
Our pages are written to utilise CSS technology. A Cascading Style Sheet allows you to change the appearance of a web page with ease. We use CSS for maximum flexibility.
Our web pages are standards compliant and validate as valid "XHTML 1.0 Strict" and "CSS" (using the W3C validation tools).
For more information, validate our site below:
Section 508 Compliant
To find out more about Section 508 compliant. You can check out
Web accessibility here.
W3C WCAG - Conformance
If that wasn't enough, our website also passes the following accessibility guidelines:
- W3C WCAG - Level "A" Compliance: all Priority 1 checkpoints are satisfied;
- W3C WCAG - Level "Double-A" Compliance: all Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints are satisfied
- W3C WCAG - Level "Triple-A" Compliance: all Priority 1, 2, and 3 checkpoints are satisfied
Conformance levels are spelled out in text so they may be understood when rendered to speech.
This page conforms to UK government guidelines for websites and Worldwide Web Consortiums
"W3C" "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0", available at
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505, level "Triple-A" Conformance
Some of the documents/media in this site may require the following
readers/viewers - please note that these links are placed here only for
your convenience only and not as an endorsement of either product or
Please note, some sections of this web site are controlled by third parties and so it has not been possible for the same standards of accessibility to be applied to them.
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This page was last modified on: Thursday 16th of April 2015 (GMT)